The Edinburgh Award for Flash Fiction

 Full submissions 

Open to writers worldwide over 16 years

The £2,000 Edinburgh Flash Fiction Award is open to writers worldwide, published and unpublished, and for stories on any topic up to 250 words.

Prizes include:

  • Trophy commemorating the Edinburgh Flash Fiction Award Winner

  • First Prize £2,000, Second Prize £300, Third Prize £150

  • Invitation to our annual Flash Bash for the top twenty shortlisted writers, to be held on Saturday 18 February 2023 at the Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh, when the winners will be announced.

  • The Scottish Arts Club will present one year free membership of the club to the main prize-winners. Explore the Club and its many affiliations in other cities

  • Publication in our anthology will be offered to the authors of the top twenty flash fiction entries.

Entries are open from 1 June to 31 August (midnight UK time) every year.

Shortlist of the top 20 stories will be announced in December

Writers may enter as many times as they wish. The entry fee is £7 per story. All funds raised are used to support the arts in Scotland.

Free entry through our bursary fund is offered to writers living in Scotland whose immediate family receives any form of income support. Deadline for stories entered through the bursary fund is 31 July.

Golden Hare Award for Scottish Flash Fiction

Open to anyone over 16 resident in Scotland

The £500 Golden Hare Award is open to all entrants to the Edinburgh Flash Fiction Award who are resident in Scotland. If you qualify for the Golden Hare Award please tick the appropriate box on the entry form. Winners of the Golden Hare Award cannot be previous winners of any of our other awards.

The Golden Hare Award includes:

  • Trophy commemorating the Golden Hare Award Winner

  • £500 prize

  • Invitation to participate in the Annual Flash Bash on Saturday 18 February, 2023 at the Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh.

  • Publication in our anthology



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